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Master of Arts in Education in Special Education

100% Online Program

Teacher Leader Core (12 hours):

  • ETL 800 Leadership Skills for Teachers
  • ETL 801 Leading Achievement Change
  • ETL 803 Curriculum for Teacher Leaders
  • ETL 805 Research Methods for Educ Profes

Exit Requirement (3 hours):

  • ETL 806 - Teacher Leader Capstone (1 hour)
  • EDF 804 Teaching and Leading with Technology (2 hours)
  • GRD 877m (no credit)

Concentration areas for teachers already certified in special education:

Response to Intervention (15 hours)

  • SED 837 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • SED 813 Advanced Special Education Assessment
  • SED 815 Response to Intervention
  • SED 820 Multi-Tier Math and Reading Instruction for General and Special Education
  • SED 822 Data Management and Evaluation in a Response to Intervention Framework

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) teaching (15 hours)

  • SED 801 Advanced Early Childhood Assessment
  • SED 802 Advanced Early Childhood Intervention Programming
  • SED 805 Roles of Special Educators
  • SED 810 Special Education Statutes, Regulations, and Case Law
  • one elective

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) non-teaching (15 hours)

  • SED 801 Advanced Early Childhood Assessment
  • SED 802 Advanced Early Childhood Intervention Programming
  • SED 805 Roles of Special Educators
  • SED 810 Special Education Statutes, Regulations, and Case Law
  • one elective

Total Program Requirements: 30 hours

More information can be found in the EKU Graduate Catalog


Master of Arts in Education in Special Education for teachers wishing to ADD a special education certification

Core Classes (12 hours):

  • ETL 800 Leadership Skills for Teachers
  • ETL 805 Research Methods for Educ Professionals
  • ETL 806 - Teacher Leader Capstone (1 hour)
  • EDF 804 Teaching and Leading with Technology (2 hours)

Concentration areas for adding additional certifications:

Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD) - 24 hours

  • SED 812 Intro to Special Education Assessment
  • SED 817 Behavior Disorders
  • SED 825 Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 826 Best Practices in Special Education
  • SED 837 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • SED 845 Special Ed Transition/Collaboration
  • SED 856 Special Education Methods and Materials
  • SED 897 Practicum in Special Education

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) - 30 hours

  • SED 710 Assessment and Methods for Deaf/HH
  • SED 738 Language of the Deaf and HH
  • SED 780 Audiology for Teachers of DHH
  • SED 781 Speech for the DHH
  • SED 808 Special Education in Early Childhood Survey
  • SED 825 Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 830 Education of the DHH
  • SED 897 Practicum in Special Education
  • ASL 101 American Sign Language 1
  • ASL 102 American Sign Language 2

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) - 22 hours

  • SED 808 Special Education in Early Childhood Survey
  • SED 811 IECE Assessment and Intervention
  • SED 825 Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 837 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • SED 897 Practicum in Special Education
  • CDF 741 Infant-Toddler Development
  • OTS 715 Early Childhood Sensorimotor Development
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